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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 22, 2013 10:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Art of the Dead

And into the 90s, I gather. It seems to include a lot of album covers, too.

Brief story with examples:

Does it really show a "chronological evolution of the art from the band's beginning in 1965 through Jerry Garcia's death in 1995," as the story says? But how can it do that without, um, dates? Or a little bit of analysis?

Well, I'm glad that the art of the 60s, psychedelic-style poster art, and maybe even Dead-specific art is seeing more interest now ... though probably more as a potential coffeetable market. Still, it bodes well that something more serious may come out at some point (or already has; I wouldn't know).

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 23, 2013 2:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Art of the Dead

Yes, the poster artists did do a few Dead album covers, so those are included.
No, it does not really show a chronological evolution. Examples of pre-'60s art influences amount to about 2 pages. It's 90% undated '66-70 posters, followed by a few pages of '80s/90s posters which (mostly) really suffer in comparison! The text is minimal, at best.
I know there have been other books collecting '60s rock posters (it's a thriving market after all), but I haven't seen them.